Using a pen and ink to create the impression of classic metal-plate engraving, award-winning illustrator Peter Siu has left his mark on projects ranging from wine labels to travel posters. His technique blends a subtle sense of color with a delicate line; the result is a mixture of a timeless style and contemporary artwork. Designers, art directors and publishers throughout the country have commended his strong sense of design and versatility, admiring his ability to create a warm, striking image that engages their target audience. In the words of the late designer Rick Tharp, Peterís work ďhas a lyrical quality which is at the same time technically precise.Ē
Peterís highly successful freelance career began in San Francisco after his graduation from that cityís Academy of Art University. Committed to addressing every project with absolute professionalism and a passionate dedication to depicting his clientís vision, Peter quickly built a reputation for turning around exquisite final art, in meticulous detail, on a variety of subjects.
Not surprisingly, Peterís illustrations began appearing around the world in multiple formats -- packaging, identity, advertisements, publications, corporate annual reports, books and collateral materials. Over the years, his body of work has run the gamut of his myriad interests: calligraphy, landscape, figures, maps, conceptual, food/products, wildlife/animals, icons. Whatever the assignment, Peter accepts the challenge. ďPainting is my life,Ē he says, ďand I love to do still life and landscape painting when I can find the time.Ē
The New York Society of Illustrators, Printís Design Annual, and, most recently, AR100ís Annual , which reviews annual reports -- among other groups -- have singled out Peter for awards in various special categories.
Peter currently resides in Burlingame, California with his wife Millie, a professional pianist, his two children and their poodle-mix dog Oliver.